Curious About Lip Injections? Read This Honest Account

Lip fillers are a hot topic—ever since Kylie Jenner famously plumped her pout, people have had plenty of questions about how lip enhancement works and how to get natural-looking lip injection results. Even people who think they wouldn’t do it themselves are often a little curious simply because it’s hard not to wonder what all the hype is about.

That’s why we love this down-to-earth perspective on the occasionally sensationalized treatment from one Juvéderm lip injection patient. Jahla Seppanen recently shared her story with Shape Magazine. See what a subtle change did for her.

Taking the lip filler plunge

After years of feeling self-conscious about the appearance of her thin lips, Seppanen began to search for a treatment that would compensate. Because Juvéderm is composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occuring sugar in the body that is also FDA-approved for use in cosmetic fillers, she decided to give it a try.

What she didn’t know is that through her lip filler experience, she would begin to embrace her natural beauty, proving sometimes the right beauty treatment can make all the difference.

The dermal filler play-by-play

If you are a good candidate for dermal fillers, a good practice will provide you with key tips to get the most out of your treatment. For example, minimizing blood thinners like alcohol, medications, and multivitamins a few days in advance. You’ll also discuss price. Have you been wondering how much lip fillers cost? Typically, as Seppanen found, one syringe will start at about $500, and this is often enough to achieve satisfying results.

“In the end, it might seem counterintuitive that getting a beauty procedure made me recognize my natural beauty, but it’s true. I began appreciating my own brand of beauty”—Jahla Seppanen

One of the first concerns we hear about any treatment is expected pain levels: “do lip fillers hurt?” As the patient in the article explains, “I teared up because it definitely feels like a pinch (it’s comparable to the sensation of plucking a nose hair). However, I wouldn’t call it painful.”

We agree with that assessment, but at our office we also help by giving patients a numbing medication to lessen the sting of receiving an injection.

After the quick appointment, you will experience some bruising and swelling for 24 hours but can go about your normal daily activities with few restrictions. It is possible that you’ll have a bit of bruising or feel small lumps at first, but minor side effects such as these typically subside within two weeks—and your newly plump pout will simply be a part of your beautiful appearance.

As the patient experienced in the story, this small tweak made her feel kinder toward herself and helped her understand the real value of beauty treatments. As Seppanen so aptly put it, “in the end, it might seem counterintuitive that getting a beauty procedure made me recognize my natural beauty, but it’s true. I began appreciating my own brand of beauty that I hadn’t seen hidden under makeup…In the end, plumper lips made me be kinder to myself.”

Talk to a professional

Are you ready for a subtle change that will help you feel more confident in 2019? Curious if Richmond lip injections are right for you? It’s important to work with a board certified plastic surgeon (or medical aesthetician under their supervision) who can help you get an idea of what you can expect, has extensive knowledge of facial anatomy, and has the experience to give you a natural-looking result.

Contact Dr. Chen today to set up a personal consultation during which he will determine which treatment will work for you and give you a better idea of what you can achieve. We look forward to helping you feel more beautiful!

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